Digital Storytelling as a Signature Pedagogy for the New Humanities

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This essay argues that digital storytelling is a hybrid, multimedia narrative form that enables critical and creative theorizing. As an assets-based social pedagogy, digital storytelling constructs a safe and empowering space for cross-cultural collaboration and learning. As illustration, the essay analyzes in detail one student story, using as primary evidence the story script, visual images from the digital story, and excerpts from a recorded interview with the author. It concludes that the process of digital story making and theorizing empowers and transforms students intellectually, creatively and culturally. Thus, digital storytelling can be seen as a signature pedagogy for the new Humanities in the 21st century.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalArts and Humanities in Higher Education
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008


  • Digital Humanities
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Communication Technology and New Media

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